Definition of Swelldom

1. n. People of rank and fashion; the class of swells, collectively.



Definition of Swelldom

1. Noun. (dated humorous) People of rank and fashion; the class of swells, collectively. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swelldom

1. the fashionable world [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swelldom

sweigh
sweight
sweinmote
sweinmotes
sweir
sweirer
sweirest
sweirt
swelchie
swelchies
swell
swell box
swell organ
swell up
swellable
swelldom (current term)
swelldoms
swelled
swelled head
swellegant
sweller
swellers
swellest
swelleth
swellfish
swellfishes
swellhead
swellheaded
swellheadedness
swellheads

Literary usage of Swelldom

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1. Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine: A Monthly Journal Devoted to All (1885)
"There are around, various grades of swelldom: baronets, ... Old swelldom, you have had your day, envy not the happy lot of the young man at that fair ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"Picked up a shady »tory in the side-walk of swelldom, cooked it carefully with a weather-eye to the LAW OF LIBEL, and the Shilling Scan-Mag sold like ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1865)
"The fact which most influences his fate is this (as we venture to think)—that the assembled swelldom of the British islands, coming up to London at the end ..."

4. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1854)
"... who is a swell, more than by mistaking his swelldom for the swelldom of an hour and not of perpetuity ; and we could almost swear at them because all ..."

5. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1867)
"... introducing in his apparel as many gold bosses, rubies, garnets, horse-shoes, and death's- heads as is consistent with the canons of swelldom ; and in ..."

6. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"These slats are now usually arranged vertically. swelldom (swel'dum), и. ... This Isn't the moment, when all swelldom Is at her feet, for me to come forward ..."

7. Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine: A Monthly Journal Devoted to All (1885)
"There are around, various grades of swelldom: baronets, ... Old swelldom, you have had your day, envy not the happy lot of the young man at that fair ..."

8. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"Picked up a shady »tory in the side-walk of swelldom, cooked it carefully with a weather-eye to the LAW OF LIBEL, and the Shilling Scan-Mag sold like ..."

9. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1865)
"The fact which most influences his fate is this (as we venture to think)—that the assembled swelldom of the British islands, coming up to London at the end ..."

10. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1854)
"... who is a swell, more than by mistaking his swelldom for the swelldom of an hour and not of perpetuity ; and we could almost swear at them because all ..."

11. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1867)
"... introducing in his apparel as many gold bosses, rubies, garnets, horse-shoes, and death's- heads as is consistent with the canons of swelldom ; and in ..."

12. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"These slats are now usually arranged vertically. swelldom (swel'dum), и. ... This Isn't the moment, when all swelldom Is at her feet, for me to come forward ..."

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